Thursday, June 27, 2019

AAW Premier Wood Auction

Mojave will be in the AAW auction on night one, July 12th

One of mine and Mike’s collaborative pieces, Mojave, will be in the AAW (American Association of Woodturners) Premier Wood Auction taking place on July 12, 2019. (There is a second auction on the 13th, which we do not have anything in, but does have some wonderful pieces.) You can go to the AAW Web site now and place a bid, but the live auctions take place during the AAW’s 33rd Annual Woodturning Symposium being held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The symposium runs July 11-14, 2019. The live auction we're in starts at 7:00 pm EDT on July 12th. Be sure to tune in live! Bid on any of the pieces you like, or just enjoy the experience of seeing some wonderful woodturned art.

Mojave, top view
Mojave is a box elder hollow form bowl that Mike turned and which has my pyrographic designs on it. The piece is 3 x 4 x 4 inches. Mojave is one of my favorite pieces. Sometimes when I finish a piece I think, oh, I could have done better, but I was very happy when I completed this. Always a nice feeling!

All the pieces in these auctions are original and created by hand. If you decide to bid -- and win the bid -- it supports AAW and POP (Professional Outreach Program) educational and outreach programs, as well as the artists who created the work. There are so many pieces I like that all I can say is go look at them.

Mike and I have been in the AAW's auction for several years now and it's always fun, interesting, and nerve-racking when our pieces take their turn on the auction block.

And if you happen to make your way to the event itself, down in Raleigh, NC, Mike will be giving three demos on making hollow forms, and will be one of several reviewing critics at the symposium with whom you can get a critique of your work, preregistration required.